Egypt Halal Holidays Overview
Egypt is an exceptional choice of Halal friendly holidays. It is officially a Muslim state - almost 90 % of Egypt’s population is Muslim - but it protects the freedom to worship and does not impose religious observance, and a casual observer on the street, you will see the whole spectrum from secular, moderate to conservative Muslims.
Mosques are everywhere in Egypt, even the smallest village has a mosque, so wherever you choose to visit, you will find no difficulty in finding somewhere to pray. There are more than 132 thousand mosques in Egypt, with more than 6 thousand in Cairo alone.
It is not common practice for restaurants in Egypt to have an official halal certificate, however, you can be sure that all restaurants only serve halal food. Any meat you eat in Egypt been slaughtered and prepared according to Islamic principles whether it is local or imported. In fact, even large international fast food chains only sell halal meat products.
Restaurants in Egypt are alcohol free, Alcohol is not available in Egypt as most establishments serve no alcohol at all expcept hotels and Nile cruises in tourist sites.
Egypt Beach resorts in particular welcome tourists from all cultures and countries, so it is common to see women in bikinis on public beaches alongside those in burkinis.
Egypt is rich with islamic sites and culture, in Cairo you would love figuring out the Old Cairo attractions; Al Azhra Mosque, Al Hussain, Ibn Tulun, Amr ibn El Ass and many other Islamic attractions in most cities from small mosques to citadels and Souqs.
Egypt is without doubt one of the world’s leading destinations for halal tourism. Egypt has it all - whether you are searching for a city break in Cairo or Luxor, a beach resort or ski Nile Cruise. We can help you enjoy the best halal tours in Egypt for you and your family. Search our wide selection of halal tours in Egypt.
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Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.
There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.
Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.
Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.
Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).
Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.
Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera, some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.
Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.
There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.
The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.
We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.
Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.